HTML5 is considered to be next big thing and everyone knows that Apple’s Steve Jobs is stench supporter of the technology which also made him to exclude flash from iOS that runs on almost all of iDevices(including iPad). This step did affect lots of users watching videos on net, as of most the content was in flash. Moving on to Youtube iPad is having a native youtube app of its own and it works considerably well. But the latest development comes from Google, they have launched a fully HTML5 supported mobile version of youtube on m.youtube.com, which means that be it any iDevice(iPad, iPhone etc) youtube mobile will serve HTML5 content for them.
Google is always innovating new features to help people with iDevices. Newest feature to be launched is updates to the gmail web app for iPad. The new updates includes a full screen mail compose window to give a better view of what you are writing. Also fixes to the scrolling issues on longer messages.
When you write an email you’ll now get a big full screen compose window instead of splitting the screen between your inbox and the compose view. More text is visible at once and there are no more distractions with messages on the side. We’ve also fixed problems that prevented scrolling on long messages
Nice work on the compose window indeed. More Details Here
The mobile data solutions company Nova media will be launching iHub software which will automatically sync calendar’s and contact between your iDevices. The software will run on your mac and will give you option to sync with a button click or automatically when the devices are in the range.
Use iHub to synchronise your calendars and contacts with all your Macs, pads and phones – wirelessly and automatically in your local network. No need for these clumsy cable connections any more. And you do not need iTunes, either.
Its still not a official iPad web app but still you can enjoy The Guardian on your iPad with Today’s Guardian interface.
The interface of the website is done by freelance developer Phil Gyford and it was build using the content api from Guardian. You can check out the detailed description of the site here. If you follow The Guardian, just open the Today’s Guardian on iPad and enjoy the experience.
Leaving behind the beaten road of flash not being on iPad, I would like to show you one app which can get you flash browsing experience on iPad. The app is called Cloud Browse and what it does is run a instance of Mozilla Forefox on a remote server. So, you login into the app, open the browser surf any site you want with or without flash. And since the content is rendered on a remote server and not on your iPad, you can see all the flash content. Check out the app in action below :
Just a side note, please do not login into your private accounts on the browser, use it for all the casual browsing. If you can’t wait to see that flash video on some site, this is the app for you. The app works with all iDevices, iPhone, iPod Touch as well.
The Cloud Browse app is free and you can download it from iTunes Store Link.